Sunday, August 22, 2010

Photos and Faith in Sauk Centre

I've already shown this photo, in "Confession: We've Got Rules About That, Too," earlier today.

St. Paul's Church's confessional. August 21, 2010.

After going to Confession/participating in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Penance yesterday, I walked up to the front of St. Paul's sanctuary and took a few more photos.

St. Paul's Church, Sauk Centre. August 21, 2010

That's the baptismal font, covered, in the foreground: and the tabernacle's behind that small door. You can't see it with sunlight coming in the windows, but there's a candle lit by the tabernacle that signals that the consecrated Host is there.

St. Paul's Church altar, Sauk Centre. August 21, 2010

One thing I'll say about Catholic churches: as a rule, we don't have a visually boring ambiance.

St. Paul's Church, Sauk Centre, Divine Mercy area. August 21, 2010

There's the Divine Mercy carving. It's mentioned in other posts. (April 11, 2010, April 9, 2010, March 7, 2009, April 26, 2009) The rail and kneeler is for folks who want to stop and pray there.

Our Lady of the Angels Church, Sauk Centre. August 22, 2010

Next day, I'm back in our parish church: Our Lady of the Angels: Asking for forgiveness, again, but also celebrating Mass. Emphasis on celebrating. When you think about it, the coming of the Son of God, Redeemer of the world, King of glory, sun of justice, to a small town in central Minnesota is a pretty big deal.


Christopher said...

Great shots!! Churches are tough lighting and these are great! Well done!

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...


Thanks for the good words! I tweaked them a bit - particularly the photo of the confessional.

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